Lobularia maritima (L.) Desv.  
Family: Brassicaceae
seaside lobularia, sweet-alyssum
[Alyssum maritimum (L.) Lam., Clypeola maritima L., Koniga maritima (L.) R.Br.]
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from USDA Plants website  
Etymology: Lobularia: from Latin lobulus, "a small pod," referring to the fruit
Plants: annual/perennial, 4"-12" tall forb, with many branches
Leaves: linear, with smooth edges
Flowers: white to pale purple, 4-parted, 1/8" wide, fragrant; inflorescence a long cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers
Fruits: elliptical, flat pod
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
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Botanical Illustration  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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